While the uproar over the BTN continues, let's look at what happens to some of our university students after they graduate. The following was the answer received by Selayang MP William Leong in Parliament recently: In 2004, there were 4,594 unemployed...
This evening I was at a local fruit vendor's stall and happened to overhear another customer, a young woman, with a child nearby, speaking in Tamil into her cellphone: "I was planning to buy this fruit," she said, "but...
The federal government's recently announced minimum monthly wage of RM800 for Sabah and Sarawak falls below the poverty line of the two states, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has pointed out. During the recent Workers' Day celebration in...
Blog reader Michael wrote this in response to the drive to open up Penang to Big Business from foreign shores. Michael writes: It is interesting what politicians will say to a foreign audience and not to a local audience. “We are...
It's been a tough couple of months for Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj. First, he was arrested on 25 June 2011 and kept in solitary confinement. He was released a week later - only to be re-arrested under the Emergency Ordinance...
A US-funded study has found that at least 28 per cent of workers in a sample of 501 workers in the Malaysian electronics industry "were found to be in situations of forced labour". Is this the type of investment...
Over 200 people turned up to bid farewell to the late Karpal Singh's personal assistant, Michael Cornelius Jayakrishnan, who perished in the road accident along with his employer. A sizeable crowd had gathered near the new Forensics section at...
So much time has been spent discussion the legacy of the three premiers we have had since 1981. But in many ways, it is a pointless exercise, especially when it comes to discussing Najib and Abdullah. Not when Mahathir...
So how can low-income workers afford to buy homes? There is real shortfall of affordable housing in Penang, especially on the island. On the other hand, developers have been falling over themselves to build high-end condos and houses for the upper-middle...

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